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SubjectRe: Head parking (was: IBM HDAPS things are looking up)
On Thu, Jul 07 2005, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > ATA7 defines a park maneuvre, I don't know how well supported it is
> > > yet though. You can test with this little app, if it says 'head
> > > parked' it works. If not, it has just idled the drive.
> On 7/7/05, Lenz Grimmer <> wrote:
> > Great! Thanks for digging this up - it works on my T42, using a Fujitsu
> > MHT2080AH drive:
> Works on my T42p which uses a Hitachi HTS726060M9AT00 drive. I don't
> hear any sound, though.

Did it say 'head parked'? If the drive is idle, you wont hear anything.
Laptop drives auto-park really quickly themselves. A time ./park
/dev/hda should tell you whether it needed to park or not, if it
executes faster than a few hundred ms it was already parked.

Jens Axboe

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